The Middle Ages remixed in contemporary culture
What do graffiti and medieval manuscripts have in common?
The Dutch graffiti artist Shoe is finding out, and you can read about his graffiti art, commissioned in celebration of the Lindisfarne Gospels.
Yes, folks, he actually does, right here at houseoffame.blogspot.com
A comedy sketch performed by the British actor and comedian Bill Bailey. In Middle English, no less! Bonus points if you can identify the literary allusions (Chaucer and otherwise) in the sketch.
In Jan. 2012 in NYC, the Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman was performing his one-man show, The Canterbury Tales Remixed, off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse. Was it any good, you ask? Judge for yourself: here's a portion of the Pardoner's Tale from the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
They might produce mashups primarily for high school students, but History Teachers have made some pretty fine medieval-themed music videos. Like this Canterbury Tales one:
Did you know Neil Gaiman could sing? Neither did I. Did you know he knows Josh Ritter? Me neither. Did you know they've got a song about Joan of Arc? Now you do. That's at least three kinds of awesome in one two-minute video.